Firefox 4.0 – Review Update

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Back on March 26, I did my initial review of Firefox 4.0 and how impressed I was with it then. It has been almost three weeks since that post and I wanted to give an update on how I really feel about using Firefox 4.0 as my primary browser? Pretty simple actually — I LOVE IT!!!

The ability to customize Firefox 4.0 to meet my individual preferences is a major reason why I do like it.  I have like having my dock and toolbar on the left side of the screen, I just find it easier for me to use this way and Firefox lets me do this quickly and easily, while still having my Bookmarks Toolbar available for those sites I use a lot.


As you can see I like using  icons.

I found that Firefox 4.0 seems almost as fast as Google Chrome when I am using it and has been a helluva lot more stable for me. Once in a while it will get the spinning wheel of death, but doesn’t sit there forever, just spinning.

Below is a comparison of the Add-ons that I currently use versus what I was using in my previous post.

 Current  Previous Post
 All-In-One Sidebar
BetterPrivacy
Easy Youtube Video Downloader
Empty Cache Button
Evernote Web Clipper
Flashblock
Forecastfox Weather
Google Redesigned
Google Shortcuts
iGoogle Tab Remover
LastPass
Omnibar
RSS Icon in Awesombar
ShowIP
Tab Mix Plus
Zemanta
Better Privacy
Colt
Download Statusbar
Easy YouTube Video Downloader 4.0
Empty Cache Button
Evernote Web Clipper
Flashblock
ForecastFox Weather
Google Shortcuts
iGoogle Tab Remover
LastPass
Omnibar
RSS Icon in Awesomebar
Shareholic
ScribeFire
ShowIP
Speed Dial
TabMix Plus
Yoono
Zemanta

I have gone through my Add-ons and deleted those that were unnecessary, duplicated things that Firefox 4.0 or something that I already have does or the ones that I just couldn’t figure out. Yoono social media manager that was a very interesting tool, but it took up too much space vertically and just didn’t do what I expected of it, which was too bad because it would have been nice to have been able to have it in the sidebar instead of having to use TweetDeck.

When I go back and use either Safari or Chrome, I just don’t feel as comfortable using them as I do with Firefox 4.0. It has done everything I have asked of it, been very reliable and is easy to use.

I believe that Firefox 4.0 is worth giving a look at if you didn’t like earlier versions of Firefox and that its features make it comparable to any other modern browser out there today. I know that I am glad that I did and it is now my primary browser for the foreseeable future.

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